Ever wished to thank the brave Indian soldiers who ensure our safety day in and day out – letting them know that you appreciate their services?
Through an initiative by the India Post and Postcrossing Society of India in Bengaluru, the armed forces will now get messages of gratitude penned down by the citizens on postcards.
Under the ‘Salute a Soldier’ campaign, around 1,000 Army units across India will receive these postcards carrying messages thanking our soldiers.
“We wanted to get the community involved in the initiative. The same initiative will be taken to Belagavi on Monday,” Colonel Akhil Kumar who is the founder of the Postcrossing Society of India, told The Hindu.
The campaign was organised at the General Post Office on Saturday.
Talking about how a lot of people participated in the initiative in the city, he also said that a lot of young children wrote messages with hand-drawn vibrant pictures using crayons that the society had kept for them.
Sharan Bojaraj, who was one of the participants, spoke about how the initiative would make soldiers happy to receive letters filled with love, support and admiration. Anita Nandakumar, a private company employee, appreciated the campaign for helping citizens share their admiration and gratitude towards the soldiers.
With an intention of creating a postcard library, the Postcrossing Society is currently busy stocking up an inventory of postcards. “This is to expose Indian heritage and culture to the world. We are taking the library to schools to inculcate the habit of letter writing among schoolchildren,” Col Kumar added.
Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world that was started in 2005.